Water Conservation Project 2017

Farm pond 1 – Pimpalvati Village, Taluka Peth , District Nasik

Length 15 meters, Breadth 15 meters, Depth 3 meters. Storage Capacity: 450,000 litre. With a prediction that the farm pond would be filled at least 25 times, groundwater level is expected to increase by 11,250,000 litre

Farm pond 2 – Pimpalvati Village, Taluka Peth , District Nasik

Length 10 meters, Breadth 10 meters, Depth 3 meters. Storage Capacity: 300,000 litre. With a prediction that the farm pond would be filled at least 25 times, groundwater level is expected to increase by 7,500,000 litre

Farm pond 3 – Kotambi Village, Taluka Tryambak , District Nasik

Length 10 meters, Breadth 10 meters, Depth 3 meters. Storage Capacity: 300,000 litre. With a prediction that the farm pond would be filled at least 25 times, groundwater level is expected to increase by 7,500,000 litre

Revival of a well – Pimpalvati Village, Taluka Peth , District Nasik

5 feet silt was removed off a well to increase its water storage capacity.
Important Benefits of the Project
Revival of a well in Pimpalvati village has increased its water storage capacity
Farm ponds have created a sustainable water resource for villagers’ farms
Farm ponds would allow villagers to grow 'Rabbi' crops during lack of rain.
 With an increase in the groundwater level, villagers may grow fruits like Sapodilla and custard apple in their farms.
A possibility of an additional income source is created through fishing in the farm pond.
Progress of the villages towards water sustainability.
Housewives in Pimpalvati & Kotambi villages won’t have to come down the hill and climb their way back along with the water containers now.
Since manual labor, instead of a JCB, was employed for constructing the farm ponds, it provided the local people with employment during summer season when there is hardly any work generated through ‘MNREGA’ scheme. It stopped them from migrating to urban areas during summers.
Since villagers have built their own water resources, it has created a sense of affinity and responsibility towards the assets.
SPARK Foundation also plans to research, conduct workshops and create awareness in the above villages regarding water management, crop management and fair distribution of water.